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Indiana University Bloomington

Condensed Matter Physics & Quantum Information Science

Gerardo Ortiz

Professor of Physics

Gerardo Ortiz

Department of Physics

727 E. Third St.

Swain Hall West 230

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405


E-mail: ortizg@iu.edu

Phone: (812) 855-0367

Fax: (812) 855-5533

Education (CV):

  • M.S., Instituto Balseiro (Bariloche, Argentina), 1987
  • PhD., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne, Switzerland), 1992


Research Interests:


  • Quantum Many-Particle and Field Theory of Condensed Matter Systems
  • Strongly Correlated Physics
  • Unconventional States of Matter, including Topological Quantum Order
  • Exotic Superfluid/Superconducting and Magnetic Phenomena
  • Theory of Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Phase Transitions, including Complex Networks
  • Topological Properties in Condensed Matter
  • Cold Atom Physics
  • Imitation of Physical Phenomena with Quantum Computers and Simulators
  • Entanglement and Quantum Complexity
  • Entangled Quantum Probes and Quantum Metrology
  • Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Measurement Theory
  • Integrability and Exact-Solvability

This Fall semester of 2022 I am teaching P555, Quantum Computation and Information

The Spring semester of 2023 I will be teaching P657, Advanced Statistical Physics

Book on Phase Transitions:

Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

by Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz (Oxford University Press)

Leo M. Falicov Fellowship: The Leo M. Falicov fellowship in Theoretical Physics is a competitive award for students pursuing a PhD in the Department of Physics at Indiana University